Month: September 2021

Regulation Wills & Probate

LSB publishes Faculty Office governance report following cooperative review

Today, the Legal Services Board (LSB) published the findings of its review of the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury under the Well-led standard of the LSB’s regulatory performance assessment framework. The Master of the Faculties, acting through the Faculty Office, regulates the notarial profession in England and Wales. The LSB found that the Faculty […]Read More

Firms & People Organisations

New guidance seeks to improve disability inclusion in the legal

Employers in the legal sector have been provided with guidance by the Law Society and Cardiff University, outlining the reasonable adjustments firms and organisations could make to help them recruit and employ disabled staff. It follows the publication of the Legally Disabled?: The Career Experiences of Disabled People in the Legal Profession research by Cardiff […]Read More

Wills & Probate

What nullifies a will?

Watch out – there are several things that can make a Will void, meaning that your wishes will not necessarily be carried out when you die. Up until the beginning of 20th century, many people didn’t have a Will because they would have considered themselves not rich enough to bother, though that changed extensively throughout […]Read More

Interest Organisations

Report maps out route to sustainable growth for law firms

A new report from legal software specialist, Access Legal, has identified three key priorities law firms need to consider to achieve commercial success post-pandemic. Whether law firms look to grow or consolidate their position in the market, Access Legal’s report, How Can Firms Achieve Commercial Success in the Post-Pandemic World?, provides insights around sustainable costs […]Read More

Pensions Wills & Probate

Property wealth hits new high

The overall value of UK housing stock has risen from £5.67trn to £6.42trn over the last year, with private property wealth reaching a new high of £4.87trn according to figures released by the Equity Release Council.  While the level of mortgage debt has reached unprecedented levels, now above £1.5trn, fast rising property prices mean that […]Read More

Technology Wills & Probate

MoJ to investigate standardisation of e-signatures

An Industry Working Group of experts has been formed to improve standards, reliability and security in electronic signatures. The Ministry of Justice has published details of a newly-formed Industry Working Group of experts that aims to improve standards, reliability and security in electronic signatures and other means of legally executing documents. The group was created […]Read More